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Returning to ECD or Partial Care Facilities

The Department of Social Development (DSD) has released Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that every ECD or partial care facility needs to follow. Here are some of the key things to know: Sending your child back to school is voluntary and a decision that should be made based on your individual circumstances. No child that has […]

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Let’s play with shapes

This resource gives tip for introducing children to shapes and teaching them to recognise shapes in everyday items. Content developed by the departments of social development and basic education, and UNICEF South Africa. Share this message on social media:

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Fun with counting

This content is designed to help small children practice counting and learning the words for numbers. Content developed by the departments of social development and basic education and UNICEF South Africa. Share this message on social media:

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Fun with leaves

This resources gives tips and resources to help you play outside and introduce your children to nature. Content developed by the departments of social development and basic education, and UNICEF South Africa. Share this message on social media:

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Learning about healthy habits is fun

This resouce is designed to explain the concept of germs and viruses to young children in a fun and accessible way. Content developed by the departments of social development and basic education, and UNICEF South Africa. Share this message on social media:

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Healthy food is fun and it helps us learn

Young children start to actively observe their world and learn fromit from the moment of birth. Children’s understanding that objectsdiffer in size, colour, shape, weight, smell and texture, introduces themto the discovery of similarities and differences (comparing). In thisway they discover from an early age that things around them look,smell, feel and weigh different. These […]

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Basic Routine for Young Children

Here is a guideline on how to incorporate early learning opportunities throughout the day, while maintaining a predictable routine for young children at home. This resource was compiled by the Departments of Basic Education and Social Development, with support from UNICEF. Share this message on social media:

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Round Shapes

This resource assist caregivers to teach young children about round shapes, by suggesting easy to do at home exercises according to age group: 0 – 18 months, 18 months – 36 months, 3 – 5 years. Compiled by the Department of Basic Education, Department of Social Development, and with support from UNICEF. Share this message […]

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Movement Games

The following resource offers caregivers ideas on movement games to do with young children, as well as playtime ideas which keep children learning if they cannot attend early learning centres. This resource was compiled by the Department of Basic Education and Department of Social Development, supported by UNICEF. Share this message on social media:

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Healthy Habits for Kids

The following resource teaches caregivers about activities they can do with their young children which teach about healthy habits, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Activities are suggested according to age: 0 – 18 months, 18- 36 month, 3 – 5 years. Share this message on social media: